Bolt Productions is a service oriented lens and camera rental company located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Need help finding the perfect lenses for your type of shooting and preferred camera? Give us a call! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced shooter, our rental team will assist you in getting the right lens to fit your needs.
We offer a wide selection camera lens rentals. Rent Canon lenses, Sony, Zeiss or Xeen lenses. You’ll also find all of the support accessories you might need too.
Prime lenses are significantly sharper than zoom lenses. That is due to the fact that they don’t have extra glass inside that moves in order to zoom. As a result, you get a better quality photographs due to less diffraction. Prime lenses are available for rental in all lengths and varieties.
Rent Canon EF prime lenses, or Zeiss Prime lenses. The Canon 50mm Lens is the ideal example of a Prime Lens, featuring a fixed focal length while also offering superior optical quality, smaller size and weight, and a wide maximum aperture.
Tilt Shift Lenses, such as the Canon EF TS-E 17mm are a specialized lens type that achieves optical magic through using tilt and shift functions that most cameras lack. This type of lens is perfect for creating miniature scenes or capturing tall architecture without distortion. They do this by rotating the focal plane of the image in order to stimulate a shallow depth of field, causing vertical lines to run parallel to the edge of the image. Perfect for photographic architecture, or for accentuating convergence to create a uniquely artistic look.
A Telephoto Lens is a specific type of a long-focus lens in which the physical length of the lens is shorter than the focal length, allowing you to photograph a subject that is far away or magnifying the subject in your frame. Like a wide angle lens, a telephoto lens “sees” beyond what the human eye can and so draws more of the scene into the shot.
This makes telephoto lenses like the Canon EF 3000 great for capturing sporting events and wildlife without having to get close. They create a beautifully blurrier background to place all the attention on the subject. Additionally, a telephoto lens can create a stunning portrait.
If you’re looking for a lens wider than 50mm full frame, Wide Angle Lenses such as the Canon EF 35mm is the selection for you! With a short focal length and wide field of view, the wide angle lens has a wider field of vision than the human eye and so can capture the periphery of a scene. This makes it ideal for landscapes as well as full indoor shots, where the wide angle lens works to enhance perspective and add depth. Wide angle lenses draw more of the scene into each shot, thereby drawing the viewer in too! Bolt Productions hosts a wide range of top-of-the-line Wide Angle Lens rentals, available at daily or weekly at prices suited for all your production needs. For tips and tricks, check out our Blog or Facebook page to stay in the loop.
From 28 to 85mm lenses to a complete kit, get only the best of Zeiss CP2 Lens Rentals at Bolt Productions! From the second generation of CP cinema, Zeiss CP.2 Lenses such as the Zeiss CP.2 50mm feature interchangeable mounts, which guarantee high flexibility in a wide variety of cinema and still cameras alike.
From Cine to Batis to Loxia, Sony E-Mount Lens Rentals such as the Sony FE 24-70mm f 2.8 Lens are perfect for E-Mount Mirrorless Camera pairing. These lenses are able to maintain consistency in zoom performance while using selective focus techniques to benefit in low-light working conditions.
Looking for a Zeiss Lens for a Sony E-mount camera? You will find Carl Zeiss Batis or Loxia Lenses for your Sony A7. We rent a wide array of lenses ranging from Batis 18mm f/2.8 to the Batis 85mm e-mount lens. Need more than one lens, then rent a Zeiss Loxia 3 Lens Kit. All Sony Zeiss Lenses are ideal for high resolution SLR Cameras thanks to their precise manual focus capabilities.
Looking for the best in Sony Xeen Lens rentals? From 24 to 85mm, to five lens kits, you can get it all at Bolt Productions! Sony Xeen E-Mount Lenses are built specifically to use as a cinema lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras. Featuring great contrast, glare prevention, and factory standard color matching, lenses such as the Xeen Cine 50mm Lens allows users to assemble a set over time without excessive color shifting.
In order to get you on your way without delay, we need the following from you:
- Completely fill out and return the Rental Account Agreement.
- Provide a copy of your current Driver’s License and Credit Card (front & back).
- Provide a Certificate of General Liability Insurance naming Bolt Productions as Additional Insured and as
Loss Payee, with limits not less than $1,000,000.00 for General Liability Insurance, including Premises
Liability and Product/Completed Operations Liability Insurance and the full replacement cost of rented
equipment on an All Risk, Replacement Cost basis.
Rental equipment must be returned in the manner it was rented.
Bolt Productions requires customers to have a Certificate of Insurance (COI) on file. Please be aware that there are many types of insurance and as such, a general Certificate of Liability may NOT protect you against damage, loss, or theft of rental photo equipment or grip truck incidents. More often than not insurance companies require a special provision, or “rider” to be placed on your existing policy to name specific articles to be insured. All policies submitted to Bolt Productions are required to include at least the following:
- Name Bolt Productions the additionally insured or loss payee
- Specifically state that the policy is for rented photo equipment (or equivalent verbiage) or grip truck rental
- Policy value is equal to, or greater than, the replacement value of the rented equipment
Please feel free to download this sample policy to help explain the requirements. The red text on the sample form hi-lights the important information required on a policy. The sample download form below has dollar amounts filled in that are required for equipment and grip truck rental. Discuss with your insurance agency or agent, exactly what is covered and for what amount in your policy.
Q- How do I pick up or drop off equipment after business hours (8:30-5:30 M-F)
A- Our after hours pick up and drop off policy is a follow. We charge $30 per hour for every hour we need to be available beyond our normal business. Hours. Weekend drop offs and pick ups are by appointment only and based on staff availability. There is a $75 minimum fee for pick up and drop offs on Saturday and Sunday.
Q- Do you deliver equipment orders?
A- Our delivery fees are based on time of day, quantity of gear, and distance from our location. Our general policy is to only offer delivery for orders of $750 or more.
Once we know when and where you need delivery, we can provide you a quote. We also require that a member of your crew be present for drop off and pick up. Rates quoted are for curb-side or dockside delivery only.
Q- Do you provide shipping for equipment rentals?
A- Our preferred shipper is Fedex. If you can provide us with a Fedex number, we are happy to ship your order. Please keep in mind, there is some items that are not suitable for shipping such as rolling stands and megabooms.
Q-If I do not have renters insurance, can I still rent equipment?
A- We will rent equipment without a Certificate of Insurance given you can provide a credit card for the replacement value of the items you are renting. We hold that amount on your card during the duration of the rental. When your return your order, we will release the hold on your credit card minus the rental fee.
Q- What is a 35mm lens good for?
A- The 35mm lens is an old standard that offers affordability without sacrificing quality. In fact, 35mm lenses are quite common because they effectively mimic the human eye, giving a familiar point of view! They also have big apertures which allows good depth of field and the ability to shoot in low light conditions.
Q- What are 50mm lenses best for?
A- 50mm lenses, especially those from Canon and Nikon, are very affordable for the starting photographer/videographer. They are small, fast, and compact, but also offer precise and sharp image quality. These lenses also provide a more creative aspect in shooting, as they have a fixed focal length that requires the photographer move and re-frame rather than relying on the camera zoom.
Q- What is 85mm lens good for?
A- Looking for a unique perspective in your camera work? The 85mm lens is a must try, especially for portraits. Such lenses are able to maintain closeness to the subject without any distortion, while also producing sharp details and selective focus that is very eye-pleasing. 85mm lenses are best for headshots.
Q- What camera lenses should a beginner have?
A- Unfortunately, there is no universal lens that works perfect for everyone. Figuring out which camera lens(es) best suite you is a part of the adventure into beginner photography. What is most important is to narrow down the requirements for your job. Consider your needed focal length, aperture, zoom and camera capability, and finally the price that best suites your budget.